Student Reception and Credibility of Facebook Posts by Accounts Using Alias and Real Names: A Comparative Study
This study is about the reception and credibility of posts by Facebook users who use aliases and those who use real names. It aimed to gain insight on how college students who are also Facebook users receive and view the difference in terms of credibility of these accounts. The study is anchored on the following theories: Agenda Setting Theory, Media Dependency Theory, and Computer-Mediated Communication Theory. More so, the study made use of descriptive method wherein the researchers conducted surveys to college students who are very much into social media. Based on the gathered data, the results showed that the respondents find more credible posts by real name accounts rather than those who use aliases. However, on certain occasions, they follow alias accounts, especially, if they find their posts informative, educational, relatable and relevant in day- to-day life.